DEGREELESSNESS / Now We Know
by Nathan Fake

— Released 2nd December 2016

Debut 12" on Ninja Tune from Nathan Fake - the British electronic ace who has previously released on James Holden's Border Community label, Traum and most recently his own Cambria Instruments imprint. 'DEGREELESSNESS', the first music to be released from his forthcoming new album, is a collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of the excellent Hospital Productions label) that truly lives up to the weight of expectation that a clash between these two heavyweights int...

Debut 12" on Ninja Tune from Nathan Fake - the British electronic ace who has previously released on James Holden's Border Community label, Traum and most recently his own Cambria Instruments imprint. 'DEGREELESSNESS', the first music to be released from his forthcoming new album, is a collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of the excellent Hospital Productions label) that truly lives up to the weight of expectation that a clash between these two heavyweights intimates - a compelling dancefloor oddity founded on clanking dub-delayed drums and a heaving arpeggiated synth line.

Nathan met Prurient in Brooklyn where the seed for a collaboration was sown. "Although our music probably seems pretty different from each others on the surface, I felt there was a strong link from a rhythmic and melodic standpoint, and I admired his vocal performances in his Prurient material which were both charismatic and masculine but not tiresomely so," says Nathan.

"'DEGREELESSNESS' started off as a 16 bar loop jam which I'd adapted from an existing melodic composition, building rhythms around it with his voice in mind. Dominick [Prurient] delivered a spoken word vocal piece inspired by the track, the lyrical content of which is heavily obscured in the final piece, purposefully so, the whole piece becoming lost in its own echoes, with the human voice emanating from the gaps in between."

On the flip is 'Now We Know': "An attempt at a more traditional house track, built around a sample, Casio keyboard drums and FM synth, crushed onto cassette tape. It was written and recorded in a single afternoon in London, circa 2010."

DEGREELESSNESS / Now We Know
by Nathan Fake

— Released 2nd December 2016

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12" (ZEN12442)
£8.00
MP3 (ZENDNLS442)
£1.30
16-bit WAV (ZENDNLS442W)
£2.10

Buy bundle

NATHAN FAKE DEGREELESSNESS 12" + PROVIDENCE LP BUNDLE (ZENBUNDLE447)

This item has not been released yet, it will be available to download on the release date, 10th March 2017.

Contains:
1 x Providence 2xLP (ZEN240)
1 x DEGREELESSNESS / Now We Know 12" (ZEN12442)

More Info

£ 25.00 £23.00

Tracklist

  • 12"
  • MP3
  • 16-bit WAV
  1. 1
    DEGREELESSNESS  (featuring Prurient)
  2. 2
    Now We Know
  3.  
    Play All (2)
  1. 1
    DEGREELESSNESS  (featuring Prurient)
  2. 2
    Now We Know
  3.  
    Play All (2)
  1. 1
    DEGREELESSNESS  (featuring Prurient)
  2. 2
    Now We Know
  3.  
    Play All (2)

Debut 12" on Ninja Tune from Nathan Fake - the British electronic ace who has previously released on James Holden's Border Community label, Traum and most recently his own Cambria Instruments imprint. 'DEGREELESSNESS', the first music to be released from his forthcoming new album, is a collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of the excellent Hospital Productions label) that truly lives up to the weight of expectation that a clash between these two heavyweights int...

Debut 12" on Ninja Tune from Nathan Fake - the British electronic ace who has previously released on James Holden's Border Community label, Traum and most recently his own Cambria Instruments imprint. 'DEGREELESSNESS', the first music to be released from his forthcoming new album, is a collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of the excellent Hospital Productions label) that truly lives up to the weight of expectation that a clash between these two heavyweights intimates - a compelling dancefloor oddity founded on clanking dub-delayed drums and a heaving arpeggiated synth line.

Nathan met Prurient in Brooklyn where the seed for a collaboration was sown. "Although our music probably seems pretty different from each others on the surface, I felt there was a strong link from a rhythmic and melodic standpoint, and I admired his vocal performances in his Prurient material which were both charismatic and masculine but not tiresomely so," says Nathan.

"'DEGREELESSNESS' started off as a 16 bar loop jam which I'd adapted from an existing melodic composition, building rhythms around it with his voice in mind. Dominick [Prurient] delivered a spoken word vocal piece inspired by the track, the lyrical content of which is heavily obscured in the final piece, purposefully so, the whole piece becoming lost in its own echoes, with the human voice emanating from the gaps in between."

On the flip is 'Now We Know': "An attempt at a more traditional house track, built around a sample, Casio keyboard drums and FM synth, crushed onto cassette tape. It was written and recorded in a single afternoon in London, circa 2010."